[Untitled, Philippines] 第二圖 / Map Two.
1875 (undated) 18.25 x 19.254 in (46.355 x 48.90516 cm)
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A scarce Meiji 8, 1875 Japanese issue plan or map of Luzon in the Philippines. Centered on Manila Bay, the map covers all of Luzon north of Legazpi, Marinduque, and northern Mindoro. The map is primarily a nautical cart although there is some inland detail and topography. Manila is the only city identified. Three lighthouses in Manila bay are noted. This map was prepared to illustrate an extremely rare Meiji Era Japanese travelogue describing a voyage to Thailand or Siam. We have identified only two other examples of this map located in the archives of the Waseda University Library, Tokyo; the Kyoto University Library, Kyoto.
Siamese Kikouzu (暹羅紀行図 ), Tokyo : Kōbush) 1875.
Very good. Minor toning and wear on original fold lines. Else clean. A few minor wormhole repairs.
OCLC 838714642. Waseda University Library, 292.37038 njb / 8. Kyoto University Library, 1960818789.